Concert Choir to Perform on Nov. 2

Oct. 28, 1998

by Richard Veit

The 105-voice Concert Choir of Baylor University will present its annual fall concert at 8:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The Concert Choir's conductor is Charles Neufeld, lecturer in choral/vocal music.

The program will open with René Clausen's "All That Hath Life and Breath Praise Ye the Lord!" and Lowell Mason's setting of "Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow." Two African-American spirituals, "I Got Shoes" and "The Welcoming Table," also will be performed.

The major work of the concert will be the "Te Deum" of the great Austrian composer Joseph Haydn.

Following intermission, the Concert Choir will present Henry Purcell's "Sound the Trumpet" and a 400-year-old madrigal by Thomas Weelkes, "All at Once Well Met Fair Ladies" (1598).

"Aftonen" by Swedish composer Hugo Alfvén, "Ngana" from Stephen Leek's "Songs of Passage" and in an arrangement by James Erb, the traditional American folksong "Shenandoah" will follow.

The final portion of the program will feature Jakob Paix's sword dance "Tambur," pop composer Billy Joel's "And So It Goes" and another piece by Hugo Alfvén, "A Maiden Is In A Ring."

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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